Spirit of Manatee

Thank you for joining us at this year’s Spirit of Manatee Awards Luncheon.

2024 Spirit of Manatee Awards Luncheon Date to Be Announced


An annual celebration of people who make Manatee County
a special place to live and work through their giving.

Learn more about our 2023 Awardees below.

Mary E. Parker Lifetime Spirit Award
Bob & Carol Carter
Nominated by Meals on Wheels PLUS and The Center on Anna Maria Island

Leadership Spirit Award
Conrad & Ruth Ann Szymanski
Nominated by Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County and Children’s Home Society

Community Spirit Award
Lakewood Ranch Women’s Club
Nominated by HOPE Family Services, Children’s Guardian Fund, SMART and SOLVE Maternity Homes

Charles Clapsaddle Community Spotlight Award
Tom Waters
Nominated by John Berkey

Young Spirit Award
Brooklynn Deckman
Rowlett Academies for Arts and Communication

Thanks to our premier sponsor each year,
the Milestone Financial Group at Morgan Stanley.